Michael grew up in Oakville, Ontario; where he played his competitive youth soccer from U12 to U21. Growing up, Michael was coached by high level coaches including Dino Lopez and Rafael Carbajal.  After attending and graduating Appleby College in high school, Michael went on to study and play soccer at Wilfrid Laurier University for 4 years under Coach Mario Halapir. 

Michael has been involved with FFTW for two years and is currently one of our academy team coaches as well as a coach within all our seasonal programming and summer camps. He has always had a passion for coaching, as his latest coaching experience involved being an voluntary assistant coach with Wilfrid Laurier University. He is currently working towards attaining his C-license and additional coaching credentials with the help of FFTW.